Merciful God, who made all persons and hate nothing that you have made: you desire not the death of a sinner but rather that we should be converted and live. Have mercy upon us when we act like we have not known you, or deny the faith of Christ crucified; take from us all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt for your word, and so fetch us home to your fold that we may be made one flock under one shepherd; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
-Adopted from Thomas Cranmer, Book of Common Prayer
Thomas Cranmer (1489 – 1556 AD) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury. He was responsible for establishing the first doctrinal and liturgical structures of the reformed Church of England.